This week’s music picks: Erwin Center gonna let Kanye finish, and more

Monday: Peter Yarrow at One World Theatre. Yarrow’s major legacy in American music are the songs he recorded with 1960s folk-boom trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Regionally speaking, though, the New Yorker’s role in getting the Kerrville Folk Festival off the ground in the early ’70s has had had a lasting influence on Central Texas. “If I wanted to imagine the way the world could be, I’d go to Kerrville,” Yarrow said when festival founder Rod Kennedy died in 2014. One World Theatre isn’t quite that far out, but nestled in the hills just west of town, it’s a fitting local stand-in. 7 p.m. $25-$103. 7701 Bee Caves Road. — P.B.

Also: Psych-folk songwriter Cass McCombs at the Parish to support his new Anti- Records release “Mangy Love”; New York folk-metal band Tengger Cavalry at Grizzly Hall with Incite.

Tuesday: Natalia Lafourcade at ACL Live. Lafourcade is part of an important wave of Mexican female Latin alternative artists and performs as part of the Pachanga Presents concert series that replaced the Latino music festival this year. A South by Southwest alum who recorded her debut “Austin City Limits” taping earlier this year, Fourcade won a Grammy this spring for her latest album, “Hasta la Raíz.” $29-$49. Doors at 6:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — Nancy Flores

Tuesday-Wednesday: Old 97’s at 3Ten. Across more than two decades of playing in Austin, the heralded Dallas alt-country band Old 97’s has played seemingly everywhere, from small clubs on Sixth Street in their early days to showcase venues such as Stubb’s to the big stages at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. So what’s new this time, then? Well, the venue: It’s their first visit to 3Ten, which opened this spring and has provided a great smaller room for more intimate performances at ACL Live. Dawn & Hawkes open Tuesday; Dalton Domino opens Wednesday. 9 p.m. $35-$40. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Also: Cult-favorite classical crossover ensemble Kronos Quartet at Bass Concert Hall’s McCullough Theater (returning three days later for a Sept. 16 show joined by folk phenom Rhiannon Giddens); Justin Bieber collaborator Post Malone at Emo’s; the Private Club Tour with hip-hop acts Madeintyo, Royce Rizzy and more at Grizzly Hall; Chicago garage-rockers Twin Peaks supporting their new album “Down in Heaven” outdoors at the Mohawk with White Reaper and Modern Vices.

 Kanye West performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday Sept. 16, 2011. Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Kanye West plays Wednesday at the Erwin Center. 2011 photo by Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Wednesday: Kanye West at the Erwin Center. Say what you will about ’Ye and the way his reality show family has diminished his artistic value — he’s still one of the best live performers in the game. Yes, he has issues, but watching him work them out in front of a crowd of thousands is always captivating. Also, you know he’s going to mix some of his old faves in with the new stuff on his current Saint Pablo Tour, and (spoiler alert) he spends part of the show hovering over the audience on a floating stage platform. $29.50-$129.50. 8 p.m. 1701 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Also: Eclectic 4AD Records ensemble Beirut outdoors at Stubb’s; New Jersey indie darlings Titus Andronicus at Barracuda with hot local punk-rockers A Giant Dog opening; dual record-release show for local acts Street Sects and Xander Harris at North Door; a tribute to Leonard Cohen at this week’s Hump Day Happy Hour with Will Taylor’s Strings Attached and guests including former Cohen bassist Stephen Zirkel at El Mercado Backstage.

Thursday: Kaytranada at Emo’s. A cosmopolitan mix of new school disco house, woven with catchy R&B hooks and moody interludes, Kaytranada’s “99.9%” is one of the strongest debuts of the year. The album boasts guest spots from a who’s who of 2016’s hottest up-and-comers, including Anderson.Paak, AlunaGeorge and Vic Mensa, and it’s a safe bet that the Montreal DJ/mixer is about to skyrocket. $20-$22. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. — D.S.S.

Also: Give Hope, a benefit for Dell Children’s Blood & Cancer Center with hometown hero Shakey Graves; singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne at Bass Concert Hall (sold out); longtime Fort Worth alt-pop faves the Toadies at Stubb’s with Emily Wolfe and Oil Boom; Irish electronica musician Eden at the Parish; Mississippi blues outfit the Cedric Burnside Project at Antone’s; Asleep at the Wheel fiddler Katie Shore record-release show at Continental Club; KGSR’s last “Unplugged at the Grove” show of 2016 at Shady Grove with local sensation Shinyribs.



View Comments 0

%d bloggers like this: